Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

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Scattered Monday Things
comment 6 Written by on August 9, 2010 – 8:12 am

Progress towards Cataclysm Goals (level 80, 425 in all crafting skills, 450 in gathering, banks cleaned out, epic flying):

  • Aelflaed - level 80, 450 Herbalism, 450 Alchemy. Bank … kind of a mess, but that’s all RP clothes, otherwise, good to go. Epic Flying obtained.
  • Aely!Priest – level 80, 439 Tailoring, 441 Enchanting. Bank clean out in progress. Epic Flying obtained.
  • Annorah – level 80, 425 Engineering, 450 Mining. Bank is a disaster. Epic Flying obtained.
  • Annie Mae – level 80, 423 Blacksmithing, 450 Mining. Bank is mostly reorganized, still have a few things to get rid of. Epic Flying obtained.
  • Angoleth – level 80, 428 Leatherworking, 450 Skinning. Bank is a disaster. Epic Flying obtained.
  • Annylais – level 70, 380 Inscription, 405 Herbalism. Bank needs work. Epic Flying obtained. Revered with both Cenarion Circle and Cenarion Expedition – but most rep farming is on hold for leveling. (at least in theory)
  • Annata doesn’t really have any major goals, as she’s level 21; she’s likely to not see too many more levels until Annylais hits 80.

Overall, banking is… slow. Seems that most of the “quick and dirty tricks” that you see advertised on the Auctioneer guides don’t work on old servers with weird Auction House trends and most of the population running at least bank alts, if not also running Auctioneer with the same quick tricks. Cleaning out the assorted crafting materials in various banks has helped some. I’ve got myself a goal, though, and am slowly inching towards it.

I wish I had any awesome tips for making money, but honestly, the way that’s always worked for me is the addon Routes, a gathering skill (I use Annorah for all my mining, since she can pick up motes/primals as well), a couple of good podcasts, and a tasty beverage. It’s not ideal, and yeah, there are “faster” ways to do it, but I’ve gotten burned a number of times trying to be cute with the market, and crafting materials seem to sell really well on my server. Rather than specialize in one area, I do a little bit of everything – which seems to work well enough, but it won’t make you a headline on the front page of a gold making guide.

I’ve not yet decided which of my six characters will be “mains” in Cataclysm, other than that Aelflaed (in her Paladin incarnation, most likely) is definitely on the list. I’m not done with her yet, and I love her RP. Depending on how things go, I may be a ret paladin instead of a holy pally primarily, but that’s all VERY much up in the air. If I were to guess, right now, my votes are on Aely, Angoleth, and Annie Mae. I’d really like to put more time in with Annorah though, so we’ll see. (I like all my characters a LOT. This makes it hard to pick one sometimes.)

RP is definitely in a holding pattern – between Arrens’ crazy job, everyone’s general burn-out, and Gnomeregan taking its own sweet time, things are pretty slow. Even, perhaps, in the Doldrums.

I’m currently one of the lucky few that can’t get the current Beta client to work. I’ve posted on the Tech forums, but to no avail. So my collecting of screenshots has come to a bit of a halt. And before someone suggests it, yes, I’ve tried running it as Administrator, both the installer and the launcher. I spent many hours on Friday evening trying to get it to work, to no avail (in between trying to troubleshoot my OTHER computer issues, which are now fixed).

Around the Internet are several awesome posts that I really liked…

  1. 5 ways to make your PUG healer like you – from I Sheep Things – which really should just be “5 ways to be a good PUG member”, as it talks to healers too.
  2. Under the Sea – Mana Obscura – totally fun and not-even-a-little-bit spoilery Cataclysm post. I giggled.
  3. How to Spice Up a Boring Heroic Run – from Der Panzercow – d’awwwwww.

Posts are likely to be pretty scarce this week around here again – though for happy and fun reasons. My brother is getting married this weekend, so I’ve gotta be The Big Sister and help take care of things. (And have lots of fun.) I’ll be leaving mid-week and won’t be back until next week.

Hope you all had wonderful weekends and may the Loot-Fu be with you!

annas

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6 Responses to “Scattered Monday Things”

  1. The list thing is actually a good idea. I may have to do one of those myself. As for mains, well, Pitch and Lark are probably a given, as well as Barraccus and maybe Quae (if I can get her to 80 beforehand) on Gilneas. Hordeside I’m torn between Booggah the hunter or my druid Taurros- hmm, how many “mains” are we allowed, anyway?

    As far as banks go, Lark’s looks pretty good, but most of the rest of them make me want to run away screaming. I should probably do something about that before Cata….

    And there’s nothing wrong with using gathering for your main money-maker- my miner/enchanter rogue alt earned his epic riding skill by himself back in vanilla (when it was considered -really- expensive), and helped my other 2 chars get theirs too. And it was all from selling ore/bars/enchanting mats.

  2. Yeah – Angoleth earned hers as well (with the Sergeant discount! yay!), only it was mostly from farming up Essence of Air down in Silithus. And Annorah’s Zapthrottle Mote Extractor bought my first epic flying mount as well. I’m pretty well versed in it, I just hear a lot of “pooh-pooh”ing about that method of making money. Yeah, you can make money “faster” on the Auction House, but I’ve yet to find a market or even a selection of markets that I can use with any reliability. Every time I’ve tried it’s ended up biting me in the ass as I resold everything at a loss.

  3. “As far as banks go, Lark’s looks pretty good, but most of the rest of them make me want to run away screaming.” – This made me giggle. A lot.

    Most of my toons’ banks are the same way, but I have learned to accept it and ignore it. As far as mains go, I think I have mine picked out, but it might be subject to change. And my (not-so-)baby ‘lock is my only 70+ that doesn’t have epic flying. \o/

    As far as auction house money-making schemes, I only have 2 things to say- mithril bars, and higher-level vanilla herbs. *sagenod*

  4. (WTB edit button)
    Also, I agree- the mote extractor totally rocks.

  5. I giggled enough at your state of the bank report that my boyfriend made me read it to him. He didn’t think it was all that funny, but MY banks are disasters too, and it’s a gigantic pain to clean them out, so I am feeling very sympathetic.

    My big goal for cataclysm is to have both my priest and my shaman at 80 and ready to go so I can decide which of them I want as my main when I retire my holy pally. Zimzi, my troll Shaman is 80 and close to max in both tailoring and alchemy, and Emiri, my undead priest is 66 and just trained grand master enchanting. They’re both right on track, so that’s good. I’d also like to lay in a stock of midlevel crafting materials because people are not going to want to farm outland for ore when they’re leveling their new goblins/worgens. Maybe I can finance an epic flyer or two with it.

    Thanks for the link too, Anna! I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

  6. My banks are horrible. Kyraine has no spaces left in hers, time to clean it out, and start my mage onwards to making frostweave bags. My other 80s aren’t any better. I’ll have to see how much gold I can make cleaning them out. Cata goals- I’d like to get either the mage or a hunter to 80 beforehand. Other than that, just sit back and enjoy downtime for everyone, and RP.

    By Kyraine on Aug 14, 2010 | Reply

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